Thursday, January 6, 2011

Coveresque feat. White Cat by Holly Black (US vs. UK vs. German)

Tell me, which White Cat cover do you like best?  US on the left, we've got the UK cover in the middle and the German one on the right side. Both English titles are "White Cat", the German translates into " White Curse". Does anyone have an idea why they chose a white butterfly instead of a cat?



24 comments:

  1. The butterfly is weird, unless it has something to do with luck over in Germany.

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  2. Hm no, the butterfly is no special symbol for luck here in Germany

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  3. I actually like the Germany cover the most!

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  4. I love the German cover... but like you guys, I don't know why they picked a butterfly. I don't even remember a butterfly being in the White Cat... The UK IS COOL-- reminds me of Coraline. I have the US cover, so now I'm all jealous. :)

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  5. I love them all! I have been wanting to get the UK version. I love foreign covers!

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  6. I like the US one a lot, but it bothers me that the kid's skin isn't darkish like Cassel's. The German one is just gorgeous, but I don't know how it reflects the idea of the book.

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  7. Wasn´t the cat catching butterflies in his dreams? or am i completely wrong here ^_^
    i like the german cover a lot. but nothing against the us one :)

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  8. Haha, that's normal here in germany. I have so many books, which have a woman on the cover who doesn't fit at all to the women in the book. And the butterfly... It's cool, but if they're not part of the story then I don't understand why they picked it.

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  9. Hmm...that is a curiosity now isn't it... *ponders* As I haven't read it yet, I'm afraid I can shed no light on the butterfly business but as for the cover preference....I like the US but that UK one is pretty fetching too. Only thing about it...to me the UK one makes it appear more kids fiction as opposed to YA....

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    Happy reading! ^_^

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  10. Seeing as I haven't read this yet, I can't shed any light either on the aspects of the butterfly. If I'm going by just looks though, I'd have to say the US cover looks more YA to mean and the mysterious guy on the cover would make me want to buy it. The UK cover seems like kids fiction (as mentioned above) so I probably wouldn't be interested in buying it. The German cover is very pretty but it doesn't speak to me as to what the story may be about … but than again neither does the US version…but I'll always pick a cover with a dark, mysterious guy on the front opposed to just another pretty cover! =)

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  11. I'm a fan of the one in the middle (the UK one). The middle cover looks like something I would pick up, the 1st cover I'd most likely skip, and the 3rd is okay.

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  12. I like the first two because I like cats and I'm shallow

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  13. I'm unsure about all three, I think. I read this and the US cover seems to fit the most...but I always confused the title as "Black Cat" because the author's name is so BIG, even compared with the title. The UK cover looks like a kids book to me, and the German cover looks sort of...Twilight-ish? But I love trying to read the title with a German accent :D

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  14. And then there's the US paperback cover, which is different too:

    http://www.amazon.com/White-Curse-Workers-Holly-Black/dp/1416963979/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?ie=UTF8&qid=1294335521&sr=8-1

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  15. @acasualreader Very true hot guy cover preference statement!

    @miss cindy :) Never thought of a Twilight comparison, but you are right. Black background, white,red object in the front. Haha, please record that German accent reading;)

    @blackholly Thanks for sharing the US Paperback edition, I always love to throw more editions in the discussion round:)

    I really like that we can see his face. But the red dust covering his eyes on the Hardcover edition lets the novel appear more myterious.

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  16. Maybe because I read quite a bit of children's fiction it's the UK cover that looks most appealing to me. Though I'm sure it wouldn't work for everyone. I just love it, in fact I may have to get a copy with that cover!

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  17. I actually like th UK cover more, because it's artistic and ironic - it's only available in the SF/F section of bookstores, and there's a sticker on the front that says 'A grown-up novel by the author of Spiderwick'. I think they got a little confused on the age of their target market.

    Anywho, the cover for Red Glove matches this PERFECTLY:
    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_YpvWimzMT5M/TL73Mb2i9rI/AAAAAAAAAiY/kYe8p-m9yWE/s1600/Red+Glove+UK.jpg
    It totally spurns the 'for-children' factor.

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  18. I think that the US and the German covers the best. I'm just not the biggest fan of brown, but I do like the UK cover for Red Glove, and I do like the cat. :D

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  19. I like the US cover the most since it looks sort of mysterious and like the colours of the German version as well. I'm not a fan of the UK cover at all though since it looks kind of drab to me.

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  20. If the first butterfly you see of the year is white it's supposed to be good luck. I haven't read the book yet so don't know if this has anything to do with it.

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  21. I definitely like the UK one. I think it's quirky and fun but also kind of creepy, just like the book. I like the German one, too, but I can't say I'm fond of the U.S. one. Too bad that's the one I have, haha.

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  22. I think it's a moth not a butterfly, isn't it? (then again, someone told me a moth is a butterfly, too).
    I haven't read the book yet so I don't know about the content but I guess they chose the moth/butterfly because there was a butterfly on the German Tithe cover, they probably wanted to keep a connection.
    I adore the UK-Cover!

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  23. I like all the covers, which is strange. I like the US because the guy looks like a villian.
    I like the Uk one, because I love brown (I know it's a stupid reason) and I ike the German one because I like the contrast between the covers.

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